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Just Say No to the Plastic Straw

Just Say No to the Plastic Straw

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Today we celebrate this photo from Experiencias Xcaret, a socially responsible and sustainable tourist recreation park in Mexico.

No Straw Please

comment_2Plastic straws are a fast, but environmentally problematic, “solution” to a problem most of us really don’t even have. How many plastic straws have you said “no” to this week?


Is the convenience of a plastic straw worth endangering our wildlife?

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Leigh-Ann Ross
Leigh-Ann Ross(@leighannross)
3 years ago

PLASTIC Straws are 100% unnecessary! SO wonderful to have stainless steel and silicone solutions to this problem!

Amanda McKelvy
Amanda McKelvy(@legacysafehavens)
3 years ago
Reply to  Leigh-Ann Ross

I agree!! It’s such a small item that makes such a huge negative impact!!

Katy McGrath
Katy McGrath(@cleanwithkaty)
3 years ago

I’m so excited that Starbucks announced they are going straw free by 2020!

3 years ago
Reply to  Katy McGrath

Thanks Katie, we were pretty excited about that too! Kudos to Starbucks!

Angie Scott
Angie Scott(@gracierie)
3 years ago

It’s a hard habit to break, but one so worth breaking! I skipped the lid and the straw yesterday at a courthouse – and since attending my first Norwex conference, have started packing my Tervis with lid and straw for most of my vacations. I’m not sure how many I have skipped, but every small change leads to big results.

3 years ago
Reply to  Angie Scott

Way to go, Angie! You’re so right: Every small change really DOES lead to big results! Kudos to you and all the Movement members who are making a change for the better!

Heather Wiese
Heather Wiese(@heather)
3 years ago

I have seen paper straws at my local organic market and they sell for about $10 for 50. Unfortunately, a person can get a box of 200 plastic straws for only a few dollars. When the price of alternative and organic products and food go down, and the availability of plastic and non-organic products and food grown with herbicides/pesticides is zero, then things will take a turn for the better.

2 years ago

We keep stainless straws in the car. My daughter is passionate about this and is focusing her Girl Scout Gold Award on this issue!